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Learning Disabilities

29th January 2016

Is it on the trolley?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Are we really offering people choices about their lives, or is the choice defined by what we make available, rather...

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03rd November 2015

A Pathway for Improving Practice

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

The introduction of a new pathway for developing people who work with those with learning disabilities will be of interest...

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27th October 2015

One at a time please!

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Communication with people with profound learning disabilities is always fraught with challenges, as often they are unable to express their...

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14th October 2015

Get off your sofa and on your feet!

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

It’s well documented that people with learning disabilities struggle to access sports and physical exercise opportunities, with telling consequences for...

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09th October 2015

Jump in, Join in, Get connected!

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

I was speaking to a colleague last week about online sources of information and was flabbergasted when he told me...

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30th September 2015

Not there yet – Russian Inclusion

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Five Essential Service Accomplishments Inclusion of people with disabilities is becoming part of the British way of life. Whilst we have...

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27th September 2015

Funding Improvements for People with Learning Disabilities

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Scottish Government introduced a new strategy in 2013 to improve services for...

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21st September 2015

Small Fry

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

A report that looks at how micro-enterprises compare with large organisations in the delivery of social care has interesting findings. I...

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15th September 2015

Doped! Over-prescribing of anti-psychotic drugs to people with learning disabilities

1Fit

The news that people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic medication inappropriately reminds me of the ‘chemical cosh’ situations...

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07th September 2015

Movement without medication

1Fit

I have long had a ‘thing’ about the unnecessary use of laxatives. Its time to stop assuming these are a...

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